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Bela (king)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bela, Son of Beor
Bela, Son of Beor (בֶּ֫לַע‎, bela'). A king of Edom who ruled from Dinhabah (Gen 36:32; 1 Chr 1:43).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bela (Person)
BELA (PERSON) [Heb belaʿ (בֶּלַע)]. The name of three persons mentioned in the OT.1. Bela the son of Beor (Gen 36:32 = 1 Chr 1:43) is the first ruler listed in the Edomite King List, Gen 36:31–39. Opinions vary as far as the date of the “Edomite King List” is concerned. Suggestions range from the 11th
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bela (Person)
Bela (Person). 1. Beor’s son, a king of Edom who ruled before Israel had a king (Gn 36:31–33). Because Balaam, the pagan prophet from north Syria, also had a father named Beor (Nm 22:5), some ancients and a number of modern critical scholars have confused the Edomite Bela with Balaam.2. Benjamin’s oldest
Belaite
Belah, Belaite. kjv rendering of Bela, Benjamin’s oldest son, in 1 Chronicles 8:1. His descendants were called Belaites (Nm 26:38).See Bela (Person) #2.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bela (king)
1. Son of Beor and the first king of Edom previous to the kingdom of Israel. He reigned in the city of Dinhabah (Gen. 36:32f; 1 Ch. 1:43f). The LXX (A) calls him Balak; the Targum has Balaam.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bela (Person)
BELA (Person)1. Beor’s son, a king of Edom who ruled before Israel had a king (Gn 36:31–33). Because Balaam, the pagan prophet from north Syria, also had a father named Beor (Nm 22:5), some ancients and a number of modern critical scholars have confused the Edomite Bela with Balaam.2. Benjamin’s oldest
Belah, Belaite
BELAH*, BELAITE kjv rendering of Bela, Benjamin’s oldest son, in 1 Chronicles 8:1. His descendants were called Belaites (Nm 26:38–40; see nlt). See Bela (Person) #2.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bela, Belah
BELA, BELAH1. Another name for Zoar (q.v.), one of the five cities of the plain with Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 14:2, 8).2. A descendant of Esau who is listed as the first king of Edom (Gen 36:32–33; 1 Chr 1:43–44). From the name of his father, Beor, the same name as the father of Balaam, some have thought
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bela (Person)
Bela (Heb. belaʿ) (PERSON)1. The son of Beor and king of Edom who reigned from the city of Dinhabah (Gen. 36:32–33 = 1 Chr. 1:43–44).2. The eldest son of Benjamin (Gen. 46:21; 1 Chr. 7:6; 8:1). His descendants were the Belaites.3. The son of Azaz and herdsman ruler of the tribe of Reuben who owned
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Bela
BELA The name of two men in the Old Testament.1. The son of Beor (Gen 36:32; 1 Chr 1:43) and the first king of Edom.2. The firstborn son of Benjamin (Gen 46:21; Num 26:38, 40; 1 Chr 7:6, 8:1).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bela
Be´la (destruction).1. One of the five cities of the plain which was spared at the intercession of Lot, and received the name of Zoar. Gen. 14:2; 19:22. [Zoar.]2. Son of Beor, who reigned over Edom in the city of Dinhabah, eight generations before Saul. Gen. 36:31–33; 1 Chron. 1:43, 44.3. Eldest son
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bela, Belah
BE´LA, BE´LAH (beʹla; “swallowed”).1. A king of Edom, the son of Beor, and a native of the city of Dinhabah (Gen. 36:32–33; 1 Chron. 1:43). From the name of his father, Beor, we may infer that he was a Chaldean by birth and reigned in Edom by conquest. He may have been contemporary with Moses and Balaam.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bela
Belaa thing swallowed. (1.) A city on the shore of the Dead Sea, not far from Sodom, called also Zoar. It was the only one of the five cities that was spared at Lot’s intercession (Gen. 19:20, 23). It is first mentioned in Gen. 14:2, 8.(2.) The eldest son of Benjamin (Num. 26:38; “Belah,” Gen. 46:21).
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